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Pete Townshend: The Deluxe Edition Solo Albums (Universal Music)

Jeffrey Morgan, Creem, May 2006

THIS IS IN DEFENSE of Pete Townshend, who'd probably be the first to argue that he doesn't need anyone defending him in public—least of all a rock critic half a world away. But that's just the point: thanks to the Internet and the proliferation of 24 hour news, entertainment and music channels, nobody is half a world away from anyone anymore.

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